Question about 1980 Suzuki Gs 550 L

1 Answer

1986 Suzuki GS 450 won't start

Just bought bike. Had been sitting for three years but shows only 9,800 miles. All electricals work. Installed new battery, new plugs, bled carb bowls (fuel was nasty), cleaned fuel tank, and added fresh gas. Cranks but won't start. No gas to cylinder. Poured a dot of gas in cylinder and it fired but won't run. Side stand light is on in speedo. Got any ideas?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I am wanting to buy this bike but it has been sitting for two years. I put fresh plugs in it, fresh gas and a good battery, we had power but the starter would not do anything at all. any suggestions, can the starter be jumped out so I can see if the engine runs or not. also where is the starter located on the bike?



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 948 Answers

Take the carburetors apart and either rebuild them or clean them thoroughly.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi, I have a 1982 gsx 1100 Suzuki sitting on the bike from left to right what is the firing order if left coil is 1-3 & right coil is 2-4? thanks

Hi, Nigel "Fast Cat" says all the inline fours are the same in this (that I know of, maybe BMW does it differently, but every Japanese inline-four I ever saw was the same) sitting on the bike, from left to right, the cylinders are 1-4... there are two coils, and the one coil fires cyls 1 and 4 and the other fires cyls 2 and 3. you can swap 1 and 4 or 2 and 3, it makes no difference at all, but you can't put the 2-3 coil on cyls 1 or 4 and vice versa... you should be able to just take the long spark plug wires and put them on cyls 1 and 4 and the shortys go to cyls 2 and 3. Firing order is 1-4-2-3 For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day. Suzuki gs katana specifications
OEM parts for Suzuki

May 06, 2016 | Suzuki Motorcycles

1 Answer

My suzuki gs 450 1986 headlight won't turn on?

First check the fuses and bulbs and some bikes the headlight wont burn until the bike is running

Jan 24, 2014 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Engine revs out of control

check the inlet rubbers between the carbs and engine for cracks or hardening as an air leak here could be the source of your problems...

Oct 13, 2012 | 1980 Suzuki Gs 550 L

1 Answer

Need tow know factory size main jets for a 1983-1986 suzuki gs 550es

Shop manual for GS550 year models 1983-1986 show ---Two mains are #102.5 the other two mains are #95 ---All four pilots are #35

Hope this helps.

Jul 07, 2011 | 1984 Suzuki GSX 550 ES

1 Answer

My bike has been sitting for a long time, im not really sure how long its been but i know at least 5 years. I bought a new party and there was still no power getting to the ignition so I have a few...

Electrical won't be your biggest problem. Pull the carbs off and start crying now. 5 years of sitting killed them dead. Carb rebuilding or replacement, gas tank sealing, new battery, tank lock repair, oil change, spark plugs, rotted tires replacement (yes they are) and the electric issues will be or exceed your sanity level and value of bike. Sell bike now get a newer one that runs. You'll thank me later.

Sep 09, 2010 | 1990 Suzuki GS 500 E

1 Answer

1986 Suzuki GS 450, free manual online

how o hook up electrical harness....what goes to what ....been stuck for months now haha

email back at subject title gs450

Jun 14, 2010 | 1984 Suzuki Gs 550 L

1 Answer

No spark to one plug suzuki 450gs

recheck the coil buddy try it on another bike replace the plug etc get back to me

Sep 17, 2009 | 2005 Suzuki RM-Z 450

3 Answers

Suzuki GS 750 Starting

that year you had both electric and kick start as standard future.

the right handle bar round thumb button is the starter and the run/kill rocker switch should be in run position to operate elec starter

check fuse block under seat
Question do you get any dash lights work key turned on?

Jun 22, 2009 | 1978 Suzuki GS 750 E

1 Answer

My Suzuki GS500F has only 500 miles and is 2006. I had the battery charged at Battery Mart, but it still will not run. Every time I push the start button the headlight goes off, but the light stays on for...

The battery LOOKS new. Your battery is three years old. Batteries age quickly. They normally last 2 to 2-1/2 years. Just get a new battery and ride the bike more frequently. In lieu of that, get a cheap 1amp or 2amp trickle charger and charge the battery for two hours once a week. Be sure to keep water over the plates in each cell.

Apr 18, 2009 | 2006 Suzuki GS 500 F

Not finding what you are looking for?
1980 Suzuki Gs 550 L Logo

Related Topics:

1,192 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts


Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4521 Answers


Level 2 Expert

83 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides